Editor’s Note: Last night the powerful show on the effects suicide has on a family, called Masquerade, was presented as a benefit for Community Crisis Services and PFLAG Metro DC for their suicide prevention efforts!
Andy Sampson and Jesus Chavez reacted to the production:
Masquerade, a show written and directed by William Leary, is a revelation of reality. The show provides a snapshot into the lives of a family reeling with grief and loss following the suicide of a brother/son/grandson.
One moment you are in the church with a family as they prepare final arrangements, and the next you are chilled by the gamut of emotions that come after the death of a loved one.
You will experience the important message learned from the tragic loss of life. Suicide is a serious matter. Masquerade provides exposure to the raw emotions felt by a family following the loss of a loved.
Additionally, it provides lessons on how not to ignore this silent killer that is suicide. Through the revelation of secrets and guilt, a family is torn apart as they rediscover themselves and one another while learning the hard lesson of not just hearing one another, but to truly listen to one another.
This show, with performances by Sarah K. Scott, Carol V. Calhoun, Kelley Richards, Tim Jansen, Alie Kamra, and Lauren Giglio, is a must see for all.
Running Time: About two hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Masquerade was performed on September 9, 2015 at at Wolf Pack Theatre Company performing at Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3309 Bunker Hill Road, in Mount Rainer, MD.
Review of Masquerade on DCMetroTheaterArts by Joel Markowitz.
Meet the Cast of ‘Masquerade’: Part 1: Kelly Richards (Diana).
Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 2: Alie Kamara (Kyle).
Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 3: Lauren Giglio (Janet).
Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 4: Sarah Scott (Kelli).
Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 5: Timothy Jansen (Steven).
Meet the Cast of Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s ‘Masquerade’ Part 6: Carol V. Calhoun (Emma).